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Judy Blume's classic Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (1971) is about twelve-year-old Margaret, who faces the many challenges and fears of adolescence. Margaret is half-Jewish and half-Gentile, and she struggles to make decisions about her religious beliefs.
Anne Frank's short stories are collected in Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex (1959). These stories are inspired by her experiences while she and her family were in hiding.
In Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Franks (1987), Miep Gies and Alison Leslie Gold describe what it was like to know Frank while the group was in hiding.
Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's stage adaptation of the diary, Diary of Anne Frank (1956), is the Pulitzer Prize-winning play based on Frank's diary. Goodrich and Hackett were approved by Mr. Frank to create the adaptation.
In Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese-American Experience During and After World War II Internment (1981), Jeanne W. Houston and James D. Houston depict the experiences of a young girl persecuted in the United States because she is Japanese. Based on a true story, this book shows how unfairly America treated its Japanese citizens in a time of war and fear of ‘‘the enemy.’’
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